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Can I Be Fined for Not Wearing PPE ?

September 02, 2020

Many governmental health and safety bodies fine employers for disregarding PPE.

For example, OSHA can issue citations to an organization for each worker ignoring or improperly following PPE standards.

To receive a per-employee fine, the employer must meet one of these requirements:

Many violations caused high rates of injuries or illnesses

A violation led to damage such as a worksite catastrophe, worker fatality or injuries and illnesses

The employer has violated regulations in the past or has purposely disregarded OSHA-mandated responsibilities, undermining the effectiveness of an OSHA program

The employer’s overall conduct – as partially demonstrated through employees – demonstrates a lack of faith in OSHA

Your actions can lead to these violations, incurring fines for your employer.